Andrew Purcell

Andrew is the Media Officer at Reprieve.

Prior to joining Reprieve in April 2018, Andrew worked as a foreign correspondent, based in New York. He covered three presidential elections, made three BBC World Service documentaries, and wrote in-depth investigative reports about overuse of solitary confinement, teenagers sentenced to life without parole, force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay, efforts to suppress votes, the failure of the ‘war on drugs,’ police violence in the USA and Brazil, and military veterans suffering from PTSD.

Andrew also got to interview Clint Eastwood, Bjork, Donald Trump and Bill Murray, among many other luminaries. His work has been published in the Guardian, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sunday Herald and the Dublin Review.